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Dem Vinyl Boyz EP 24 - Let's Dance
Dem Vinyl Boyz are back again this week to drop the needle on David Bowie’s fifteenth studio album, ‘Let’s Dance’. This was Bowie’s best selling album of his career, reaching number one on charts in numerous countries. This commercial success led David Bowie into becoming a major superstar and getting well recognized by the populous. On this album, Bowie apparently chose to only sing and played no instruments, instead he got some new players including Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan playing the lead guitar.
Let’s Dance has been reviewed musically as a post-disco record, with elements of dance-rock, dance-pop and new wave. It holds three cover songs: Iggy Pop’s “China Girl”, which Bowie and Pop had recorded together for the latter’s The Idiot (1977); Metro’s “Criminal World”; and a reworking of “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)”, originally recorded by Bowie and Giorgio Moroder in 1982 for the film “Cat People”. The album also contained four hit singles that were all commercial successes, but the air play of music videos for “Let’s Dance” and “China Girl” on MTV were one of the main sources for the success for this album. Overall this is one of Bowie’s most captivating and successful albums of his career, selling over ten million copies worldwide. Thanks for tuning in and remember to like and subscribe !!